By Andrew Liszewski
Now here’s a serious piece of baby monitoring kit. The Avent DECT from Philips sheds the Fisher-Price-esque appearance of most baby monitors in favor of a more high-tech looking monitor and remote. But it doesn’t just look high-tech, besides the guarantee of zero interference from other wireless devices and privacy thanks to an encrypted connection, the Avent DECT also includes a humidity sensor alerting you to dry conditions that could irritate your child’s throat as well as a temperature sensor to monitor baby’s room for optimal comfort.
The base unit also has a night light and “specially selected lullabies” to help your child fall asleep if restless, and the remote monitoring unit’s rechargeable batteries are good for 24 hours and a range of about 900 feet. But what does this kind of peace of mind run these days? About $150-$200 at various online retailers.